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February 12, 2015 at 12:38 PM

Officer in Pasco shooting was once named in excessive-force lawsuit

One of the three officers involved in Tuesday’s shooting death of a homeless man on a busy downtown sidewalk was a defendant in a federal civil-rights lawsuit the city settled for $100,000, according to court records. The lawsuit claimed Pasco officers were inadequately trained in the use of force and how to respond to street confrontations. The lawsuit,…


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February 2, 2015 at 3:39 PM

State DOT files $17M suit for Skagit River bridge collapse

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A $17 million lawsuit has been filed by the Washington State Department of Transportation to recovers costs related to the 2013 Skagit River bridge collapse. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Skagit County Superior Court, according to a news release from the agency. It names four parties as responsible: the truck…


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November 18, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Estate of keeper killed by cougar sues Oregon sanctuary

PORTLAND — The estate of a young woman who was mauled to death by a cougar while working at a suburban Portland wild cat sanctuary is suing the sanctuary and its owners. The lawsuit against Wildcat Haven and owners Michael and Cheryl Tuller was filed last week in Multnomah County District Court. The lawsuit alleges the sanctuary…


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October 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

The Associated Press SEATTLE  — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, in Seattle seeks $500,000 in damages for Ignacio Lanuza-Torres because the alleged forgery…


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October 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Judge has pointed questions in SPD officers’ use-of-force lawsuit

A federal judge on Thursday fired a barrage of skeptical questions at an attorney representing dozens of  Seattle police officers who filed suit seeking to block new, federally mandated use-of-force policies. “Ignored or not agreed with?” U.S. District  Judge Marsha Pechman pointedly asked the attorney, Athan Tramountanas, when he asserted the officers’ concerns about the policies had been ignored…


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September 23, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Spokane woman sues North Idaho resort over fireworks injury

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Spokane woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho resort contending she suffered severe burns and disfigurement when a mortar shell firework struck her in the face during a Fourth of July display. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Tuesday that Alivia Norwood filed the lawsuit…


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September 3, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Seattle to pay $45,000 in Taser use on pregnant woman

Resolving a long-running legal battle, the city of Seattle has agreed to pay $45,000 to a woman who was seven months pregnant when three Seattle police officers shot her with a Taser during a 2004 traffic stop. The case involving Malaika Brooks raised questions about Seattle police tactics, years before federal scrutiny led to a landmark…


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August 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Seattle artist sues over ‘Angry Birds’ pet toys

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A Seattle artist who designed a line of plush toys for pets called “Angry Birds” is suing the company that sold them, saying it cheated her of millions of dollars when it reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the insanely popular videogame of the same name. Juli Adams designed…


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July 9, 2014 at 2:35 PM

City to pay $495K to Seattle firefighter whose hearing was damaged by siren

The City of Seattle has agreed to pay $495,000 to a veteran firefighter whose hearing was permanently damaged when a siren was activated inside a fire station while he was four feet from the engine. According to legal documents, Seattle Firefighter Rodney Bingham was preparing to board a fire engine at Station 41 in Ballard on Oct. 11,…


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